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Independent trade distributor John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. has secured a deal with Stylophone creator Dubreq to exclusively distribute the cult pocket synthesiser worldwide.

A  unique instrument and a joy for millions of music fans across the  world, the modern-day Stylophone features Classic, Synth or Bass sounds,  with or without vibrato enhancement,  and players have the chance to jam along with music on their MP3 player.

The  Stylophone – which costs a mere £16.99 UK RRP – has a headphone socket  and volume control too, and its tuning control gives you loads of  octaves of sound.

And now, thanks to JHS, fans across the world will have the chance to pick up a new version of the 40-year-old cult classic, wherever they are.

Ben  Jarvis, head of Dubreq (and son of the Stylophone's inventor, Brian  Jarvis) said: "Dubreq began working with JHS in 2012, and they proved  very quickly to be enthusiastic  and committed to the brand and clearly shared Dubreq's vision  for the Stylophone in the MI market. Dubreq realised that this  enthusiasm could help push the brand into other global markets too and  have therefore appointed JHS as global distributor for  the Stylophone brand. Dubreq are very excited about working alongside  JHS in 2013 and beyond to take the Stylophone to the wider world."

Dennis  Drumm, JHS's Managing Director, said: "I remember, as a music store  salesman in my twenties, over thirty years ago, having such fun  selling Stylophones. We used  to get a quartet together on a Saturday, and play outside the store,  drawing the crowds in (mainly to ask us to STOP!). The Stylophone was  always such fun, and in those intervening years has become an icon, and a  British one to boot.”

Drumm  continued: “When you look at the serious musicians who have used the  instrument on world class – David Bowie and Jean Michel Jarre, to name  but two – on instantly recognisable  tracks like Space Oddity, it’s easy to see why. Solo, in a group,  in private, in public, serious or light hearted, the Stylophone  suitable to play any music on, and always raises a smile. Now, the  Stylophone be-strides the world again, brought to you  by JHS. How much more fun do you need?”

For more information, check out the JHS website, or visit the firm's NAMM booth at Hall E 1212.

Useful links:

Stylophone at JHS:

www.jhs.co.uk/stylophone.html

Stylophone.htm:

www.stylophonica.com

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